Researcher biography

Dr Carl Sherwood completed a Bachelor of Engineering - Civil (UQ, 1984) and practiced as a professional engineer for 15 years. After completing an MBA (UQ, 2001), he worked for the UQ Business School and began investigating how to equitably support the learning of diverse student cohorts in large classes. By 2007, he joined the UQ School of Economics as a Teaching Focussed Academic, completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (UQ, 2013), and has been the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Economics (2019-2021). His research has involved developing and evaluating the impact of blending learning activities and face-to-face lectures for students in large introductory statistics and microeconomics courses. Most notably, with over a decade of pioneering research into the development of students' own contextualised storytelling as a pedagogy for introductory statistics, his work has been recognised with a UQ Teaching Excellence Award (UQ, 2015), an Australian Award for Teaching Excellence (2017) and through his PhD (UQ, 2020).

Achievements and Awards

  • UQ Teaching Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2018)
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching Excellence (2017)
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • UQ Business, Economics & Law Faculty - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning or Experience (2017)
  • UQ Award for Teaching Excellence (2015)
  • Invited member of UQ Open Course Program (2015).
  • Invited member of the UQ College of Peer Observers Program (2015)
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2013)
  • UQ Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2011)
  • UQ School of Economics Teaching Excellence Award winner (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
  • UQ School of Economics Distinguished Teaching Award winner (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Nominee for UniJobs' Lecturer of the Year Award (2010)

Funded Projects

  • Sherwood, C.W. (2021). "Development of an online test bank of questions to assess student learning in Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences (ECON1310)", AAUT Grant - $25,000.
  • Sherwood, C.W. (2021). "Expanding of an online test bank of questions to assess student learning in Introductory Microeconomics (ECON1010)", UQ School of Economics Grant - $24,270.
  • Lodge, J., Gowlett, C., McLay, K., McKimmie, B., Bevan, A., Knibbe, R., Langfield, T., Sherwood, C.W., Hillock, P.W. (2019). "Maximising the pedagogical benefits of video for engagement and learning", UQ Teaching Innovation Grant - $82,204.
  • Baldock, T., Murzi, H., Callaghan, D., Cossu, R., Gibbes, B., Sherwood, C.W. (2017). "The Cloud Room: Enhancing flexible learning pathways via a user-demand driven timetabling model and improved online learning resources", Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology (EAIT) Grant - $6,000.
  • Sherwood, C.W. (2016). "Initiating research into how first year undergraduate university students' own contextualised storytelling can help them make sense of statistics", AAUT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning - $10,000.
  • Sherwood, C.W. (2012). "The Freaky Fish App", UQ BEL Faculty/UniQuest Pty Ltd Pathfinder Proof-of-concept Grant - $15,000.
  • Sherwood, C.W. (2010). "Development of online Scenario Based Learning (SBLi) interactive scenarios for teaching techniques to solve statistical problems in introductory economics courses", New Staff Start-up Grant for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - $11,749.
  • Sherwood, C.W. (2009). "An interactive eLearning and Story Based Teaching method for Statistics Students – a pedagogical investigation", UQ Strategic Grant for Teaching & Learning - $26,567.

Other outputs (in The Campus - Times Higher Education)